Whiskey & Apricot Glazed Ham

new deal apricot and whiskey glazed ham
Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or going all out for a fancy dinner party, a whiskey glazed ham is the easiest (and most delicious) main course to prepare. Get creative with a sweet glaze, like this one featuring the incredible combination of whiskey and apricot, and make sure to choose a high-quality ham without any added water. Your guests will assume this show-stopping ham took all day to prepare, but no one needs to know it was the easiest thing you’ve made all year. Serve with Old Tom Gin Braised Leeks. And don’t forget the drinks… pair with a New Deal Old Fashioned cocktail.


This recipe comes to us from our friend Carlin St. John of Get Together PDX. Specializing in recipe development and catered events, Get Together PDX provides fantastic food and thoughtful details to create special gatherings and dining experiences. Follow @gettogetherpdx and contact Carlin with inquiries at gettogetherpdx@gmail.com.



  • 3-4 lb. boneless, fully-cooked, smoked ham
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup apricot preserves
  • 1 TSP chili powder
  • ½ cup New Deal Wheat Whiskey
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and allow the ham to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, apricot preserves, and chili powder with a splash of water. Stir to combine and heat until bubbling. Once the mixture is bubbling, add the whiskey and reduce heat to medium-low. Allow to simmer until the glaze is reduced and feels sticky, about 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Put the ham in a roasting dish and brush all over with half the glaze, reserving the other half for later. Transfer the ham to the oven.
  4. After 3o minutes, brush the ham with half of the remaining glaze. Continue baking the ham until it registers an internal temperature of 130℉, about 30 more minutes.
  5. Brush the ham with the last of the glaze, slice, and serve.


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